Description: Challenge to residential development for failure to address climate change.
Citizens for Responsible Equitable Environmental Development v. City of San Diego
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 05/19/2011 Opinion Download Opinion issued. A citizens’ group filed a lawsuit challenging San Diego’s certification of an addendum to a 1994 final environmental impact report for a proposed residential development. Among other things, the group alleged that the city did not take into account new information concerning the effect of greenhouse gases on the climate, and that a supplemental environmental impact report under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) was required. The trial court dismissed the lawsuit for failure to exhaust administrative remedies. On appeal, a state appellate court affirmed, holding that the group failed to raise this issue to the city and thus it was not preserved for appeal.